- There are upwards of 88 million dryers in the US alone, each emitting in excess of one ton of carbon dioxide per year
- Dryers consume approximately 6% of the total household electricity usage
- Line drying is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint
- The iconic Australian brand, Hills, is committed to re-educating Americans on the benefits of line drying
- Second to the refrigerator, the electric dryer is the second biggest household user of electricity. Each of these consumes approximately 1,079 kilowatt hours of energy per household, emitting 2,224 pounds of carbon dioxide.
- Clothes typically last longer without the duress of a machine dryer.
- Exposure to sunlight is the best natural bleach for your clothes. Worried about fading clothes, simply hang them inside out.
- The sun's ultraviolet rays are an antiseptic and kill bacteria.
- Line Drying is perfect for things that can't go in the dyer- rubber backed throw rugs, car mats, extra large blankets.
- Line Drying inside on a retractable or folding clothesline is a great humidifier for your plants, skin and hair.
- Line Drying is good for your health. Not only is it great exercise, if you are line drying outside you get some fresh air, and the little bit of sunlight that you need everyday.
Line drying tips:
- Shake out clothing before hanging to diminish wrinkles.
- Hang shirts and tops from the hem or tail so clothespin marks don’t show.
- Add vinegar to the rinse water (1/2 cup per load) to prevent any drying stiffness. Vinegar removes soap residues that cause stiffness and, as the clothing dries, the odor disappears so you don’t have to worry about smelling like a pickle!
- You don’t need a yard or a porch to line dry, it also can be achieved with inside retracting clotheslines
- Download traditional_press_release.pdf
- Download fact_sheet.pdf
- Download line_dryer_photos.zip
- Download celebrity_quotes.doc
Celebrities For Line Drying:
Tip: to keep true color in your clothes and prevent fading – put your line/hoist in the shade."
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